Opening an image as a Smart Object in Photoshop


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Opening an image as a Smart Object in Photoshop

If you've used Photoshop previously, you may be familiar with the term Smart Object, and what a Smart Object is is it's something that gives you a lot of flexibility. One of the things that you can do is you can take advantage of Smart Objects from right inside of Lightroom. So, let's say that we want to process this image inside of Photoshop. So, what we've seen previously is that we can navigate to our Photo pulldown menu, choose Edit In, and then select Edit in Photoshop CS4. Let me go ahead and select that option, so that we can compare what Edit In looks like and how that functions compared to something else, which is called Smart Object.

All right, well, now that I have this file visible, I'm going to go ahead and decrease the size of that window. I'm going to go back to Lightroom. Back here in Lightroom, this time I'm going to navigate to my Photo pulldown menu, choose Edit In, and this time I'm going to open up as a Smart Object inside of Photoshop. This...

Opening an image as a Smart Object in Photoshop
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Opening an image as a Smart Object in Photoshop provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Chris Orwig as part of the Lightroom 3 Essential Training

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